Laura Perillo is a seasoned writer and public relations professional with more than ten years’ experience in communications media. Based in the Tri-State area, her PR experience in the nonprofit, higher education and financial services fields have armed her with a broad understanding of what it takes to compose and tell a compelling story.
Earning her bachelor’s degree in journalism in 1996 from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Laura began her career in New York City at ABC, Inc., as a writer and corporate communications assistant for their now-defunct company magazine, INK. She continued to hone her public relations skills in Boston as Associate Director of Communications at the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and as Senior Media Relations Manager at Northeastern University. Laura also served as Associate Director of Media Relations at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn.
Relocating to New Jersey in 2006, she worked as the Associate Director for Media Relations at JCPR, Inc., a financial-services public relations firm, and served as a media consultant for Stevens Institute of Technology. Laura has successfully placed clients in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, The Washington Post, and abcnews.com, among many other outlets. Today, Laura is a freelance media relations consultant and writer. Her work has been published in, among others, INK, The Boston Globe, New England Wedding Guide and the university magazines and newsletters of Wesleyan and Rutgers University.